On 28 April 2916, in the context of the April infringements' package, the European Commission requested Denmark to ensure the full translation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU) into national law.
Post date: 28 Apr 2016
Bringing investment projects to life
The European Investment Project Portal (EIPP1) enables EU based project promoters –public or private– to reach potential investors worldwide. The sectors covered by the EIPP include renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy infrastructure, energy R&D and fuel extraction and refining.
Post date: 14 Mar 2016
On 25 February 2016, in its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to SPAIN, requesting full compliance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
Post date: 25 Feb 2016
On 16 February 2016, the European Commission unveiled a package of energy security measures to equip the EU for global energy transition. The package sets out a wide range of measures to strengthen the EU's resilience to gas supply disruptions, including moderating energy demand, increasing energy production in Europe (including from renewables), further developing a well-functioning and fully integrated internal energy market, as well as diversification of energy sources, suppliers and routes.
Post date: 16 Feb 2016
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS
With this Communication, released in February 2016, the European Commission presents the first strategy to optimise buildings' and industries' heating and cooling in order to tackle the massive use of energy, particularly fossil fuels, in the sector. Heating and cooling accounts for 50% of the energy consumption in the European Union, and renewables account for just 18% of this.
Post date: 16 Feb 2016
An effective renovation strategy supported by proper financing schemes can solve vital environmental problems such as lowering CO2-emissions and improving air quality. However, although a large variety of financing mechanisms exists and a lot of funding will be available in 2020, not all measures seem to be effective.
Post date: 28 Jan 2016
Increasing capacities in cities for innovative financing in energy efficiency
CITYnvest project focuses on supporting and replicating successful innovative financing models for energy efficiency renovations in public buildings. These models include Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), Third Party Financing (TPF), revolving funds, cooperatives and others.
More specifically, the project's objectives are the following:
Post date: 26 Jan 2016
In December 2015, the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) of the European Commission presented the latest results from EU funded projects on the energy efficiency in buildings. These findings are gathered in four Results Packs, which cover a number of topics and are aimed at all actors along the building and construction value chain, including local authorities, investors, architects, construction companies, suppliers of building materials, engineers and other interested parties.
Post date: 5 Jan 2016
On 10 December 2015, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Portugal, requesting the correct transposition of all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) into national law. A detailed examination of the Portugese legislation transposing the Directive revealed the following:
Post date: 10 Dec 2015
The European Commission presents its position and objectives ahead of the United Nations climate change conference in Paris.
Post date: 26 Nov 2015